OPI Hawaii collection

The minute I laid eyes on the OPI Hawaii collection on a number of blogs I decided I NEEDED a few of the polishes in my life. There hasn’t been an OPI collection in almost 2 years that I went crazy for like this one. The pretty pastel shades, combined with some amazing brights make an excellent spring nail polish selection. When I spotted the polishes in store, there were four colors that instantly grasped my attention. I took home a nude, two pastels and a bright shade.

OPI Hawaii collection
Do You Take Lei Away?, That’s Hula-rious!, Suzi Shops & Island Hops, Aloha from OPI

And this is them! Aren’t they beauties? By now, it isn’t a secret that I love OPI polishes. Of all nail polish brands, I think I may have most by this brand. The product stays on my nails the longest, the brush is thin and precise which makes for a flawless application every time and the color range is always stunning. I have been building quite the collection over the years and at €14.25 a pop, these do not come cheap, but so far I have had no regrets regarding an OPI purchase.

In total the OPI Hawaii collection contains 12 different polishes, not all of which I think will be flying off the shelves. There are some metallic shades, a deep purple and the funkiest yellow chunky glitter you have ever seen. I opted for all cream finish polishes on this round: Do You Take Lei Away?, That’s Hula-rious!, Suzi Shops & Island Hops and Aloha from OPI.

Left: Do You Take Lei Away?
Right: Aloha from OPI

Left: That’s Hula-rious!
Right: Suzi Shops & Island Hops

Do You Take Lei Away? is a creamy nude shade that is a tad on the darker side of the color specter. It is a cool brown toned nude which I think will be very pretty against my fair skin. The swatch is two coats and this went on very smoothly. I picked up this color because I actually do not own a lot of nude shades (would you believe it?!). I have one from last year’s Brazil collection and one or two by budget brand Catrice, but this shade is a) unique in my nude nail polish collection and b) a great staple to have. It is the first nude shade I buy that I can see myself wearing on its own, rather than topping it up with a glitter polish.

That’s Hula-rious! is quite possibly the prettiest mint green color I have ever laid eyes on. I have plenty of mint colored polishes but most of them are very blue toned. This is the first true mint green I have added to my collection. It’s a very fresh tint of mint as there are no undertones to take away from its brightness. It’s pretty, it goes on opaque in 2 coats, so what’s not to like? The main reason to pick this up is because the minute I saw this hit the blogs, I knew it would be perfect for spring/ summer.

Suzi Shops & Island Hops is a pale pink color that I was hoping could finally fill a blank spot in my nail polish collection. I have tried many light pink shades, but most of them are very sheer or they go on streaky. Out of all the polishes I am showing you today, this one went on opaque in two coats as well, but the first coat didn’t go on very evenly. This made the second coat leave some transparent spots. I haven’t tried it on my nails yet, so I’m hoping it’s just a result of my quickly swatching these. Other than that the shade is super pretty and if this goes on opaque in 2 coats I will surely get a ton of wear out of this.

Aloha from OPI is the brightest shade I picked up. A good creamy red nail polish by OPI was still on my wishlist. I picked up the Coca Cola mini collection last fall to make amends. But then I spotted this: a red with a lot of orange and a hint of pink? This is right up my alley! I love orange toned reds in spring/ summer: on my lips AND on my nails. It pleases me to have found one by OPI that not only goes on opaque in two coats, but also is a bit more special than your average orange toned red. In certain lighting this pulls towards coral and thus this is all the more special.

All the swatches in one go. Here you can see more clearly that Suzi Shops & Island Hops went on a tad streaky on the swatch wheel. All the other shades are opaque in 2 coats and I can’t wait to play around with these. Pastels are some of my favorite types of shades to wear during spring and a bright coral red and staple nude are must haves in any well-rounded nail polish collection. I am very pleased I managed to pick these up.

All in all, the OPI Hawaii collection is definitely worth a browse. In my opinion, OPI hits the nail on the head with a great mix of pastels and brights. The metallic colors aren’t my cup of tea, but of the shades I bought I don’t think there is a shade I won’t wear. The pale pink color will need a bit of getting used to, to make sure I can use it to its full potential, but other than that these shades are all definite hits for me. If you are willing to spend money on a good quality nail polish that comes in some stunning shades, the OPI Hawaii collection is definitely worth checking out.

What is your favorite OPI nail polish? And would you like to see my ‘collection’?

3 responses to “OPI Hawaii collection”

  1. I can’t pick a favorite, I love them all! I’d love to see your collection. Do you have Any Zoya polish? It’s my second favorite.
    I enjoy you blog.


    • I don’t have any Zoya polishes. They’re quite difficult to get your hands on over here. Any shade you’d recommend? Because I’d love to try some.

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